Multiple Baseline Corridors are a powerful design and deliverables documentation tools in Autodesk Civil 3D. The Multiple Baseline Corridor (MBC) or the Complex Corridor is one of my favorite things in Civil 3D. Why? Project-based and better managed design in Civil 3D is what I tend to rave about in this blog.
The folks out in Civil 3D Land will laugh and…Read more
We continue to explore the powerful relationships between the Civil 3D Alignment and the many mission critical Design Control Manager roles in Civil 3D in this on-going series of posts we name the Book of Alignments.
There are at least a dozen design control management roles for the Alignment in Civil 3D.
A substantial number of…Read more
Inside Autodesk Civil 3D there are intimate, hierarchical relationships between an Alignment, its child Profiles, child Offset Alignments, their slope-controlled Profiles, Curb Return Alignments and their Connected Alignment and Profile cousins, and Intersections. Sooner or later, we discover that…Read more
What exactly does an Alignment do in Autodesk Civil 3D? That’s a loaded question. That may be the most mission critical question we can ask about the Alignment in Civil 3D. The familiar word – Alignment – is more sophisticated and nuanced in meaning these days. We certainly need to align our thinking with the Civil 3D functional realities.
If we have employed old-school,…Read more
There are uncomfortable and unexpected truths squirrelled away in the simplest annotative tasks in Autodesk Civil 3D. Model-based software means some basic tasks are fundamentally different and more complex for seemingly no apparent reason. There is a reason as we shall see.
Indeed, some planned and managed complexity can provide us with more bang for the…Read more